Sesa EP by Team Distant, Jalal Ramdani, Mr Silk feat. Mel D

After meeting via London-based Afro House parties, Jalal Ramdani links with Mr. Silk, Team Distant, and Mel D for a stunning new package that includes Simo Moumen and Adjuma remixes.

Sesa EP by Team Distant, Jalal Ramdani, Mr Silk feat. Mel D.

Unrivaled Botswana masters of percussion, Team Distant join forces with breakthrough Moroccan mastermind Jalal Ramdani and UK Afro House activist Mr. Silk plus vocalist Mel D for "Sesa". The song is about a young African boy who refuses to take the ways of the god, based on a story of the Lunda people of DRC.

Team Distant have released on Madorasindahouse and Celsius, while Jalal Ramdani is currently at the forefront of the Afro House scene, with his recent world tour in Tulum/Miami/Ibiza alongside the likes of Angelos and Sounds of Rituals, not to mention upcoming breath-taking releases on Blondish's Abracadabra, Moblack, and Madorasindahouse, in collaboration with his friend Mr. Silk.

On the stunning original, skeleton-like bones click and shake to a bass drum pulse while a low horn drone lingers like a dark storm cloud. The story of the vocals punches through with wails and chants, bass and synth, all making a hypnotizing and haunting sound.

Adjuma is another newcomer to the scene who announces himself in fine style here. His tasteful remix has a somber tubular bell motif while the vocal evolves over snapping snares and tight bass drums. Stripped back, but with jazz feelings and smartly evolving melodies, it is another profoundly absorbing track.

Simo Moumen has been producing for a while in different genres, and Sef Kombo has already supported their remix. Drums and sequencers play across each other in suspension with crisp percussive stabs. The rhythm empties to reveal a softer, earthier vocal, and the undulating synths rise again to carry you away in a groove.

Team Distant, Jalal Ramdani, Mr. Silk feat. Mel D - Sesa EP
Release Date July 2021
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Tracklist
01. Sesa (Original Mix)
02. Sesa (Adjuma Remix)
03. Sesa (Simo Moumen Remix)



Written by: Evlear Magazine
Published: Jul 28, 2021 at 10:00